Sheriff: Gang member attacks deputies

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Authorities say a South Side 13 Gang member is facing multiple charges after he threatened to kill people and attacked deputies.

Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said deputies arrested Antonio Morales, 26, on two counts of assault on a public servant, terroristic threat and resisting arrest. 

On Wednesday afternoon, two deputies were dispatched to County Road 6104 on a reports of a man making threats against a family member. The caller said Morales was in a “tirade” and was possibly high on drugs. Morales allegedly threatened to kill a family member, and then went to the neighbor’s house and threatened to kill them.

When authorities arrived on scene, they found Morales in the front yard of a home. The suspect became aggressive toward deputies and began swinging his fist and feet, according to Sheriff Bridges.

While deputies were trying to take the man into custody, he started hollering out loud, calling for gang members to come kill the deputies, officials said. After a struggle with the suspect, deputies overpowered him. Deputies reported after Morales was handcuffed, he continued to fight and kick at them.

When other officers arrived on scene, including the Nacogdoches Police Department, to help, Morales was taken to a Nacogdoches hospital and treated for minor injuries. Two deputies were also treated for minor injuries and released.

Upon his release from the hospital, Morales was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.

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